Policy Documents

President Obama Wants to Strengthen Medicare Rationing Board

Grace-Marie Turner –
March 6, 2012

In this Commentary, that was also in the Hawaii Reporter, Grace Turner writes that President Obama is blowing out the lights on health care spending.  She asserts that, 

President Obama is doubling down on one of the most dangerous provisions in his 2010 health overhaul law, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) which will become Medicare's rationing board.

In his proposed budget, the president plans to give greater powers to the panel to cut Medicare spending even more deeply than his health overhaul law already does.